The Political Science Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMU-K), with the assistance of the University’s Division of International Studies & Programs, is pleased to introduce its Pacific Studies Program 2015 - a collaborative initiative between A&M-Kingsville and the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Pacific Studies Program (PSP) is being co-directed by Dr. Nirmal Goswami, Professor of Political Science, TAMU-K and Dr. Elaine Webster, Director, Summer School and Continuing Education, University of Otago. The PSP will include graduate and undergraduate students traveling to and staying in New Zealand in July of 2015, attending classes at the University of Otago, and visiting multiple sites through field trips in the greater Otago region. Areas of focus include history, politics, economics, culture, sustainability and environmental policies, etc., with reference to both the greater Pacific region and New Zealand. You are all invited to cyber travel with us as we learn about the uniqueness of New Zealand and the surrounding region. This blog will document our experience. You are welcome to post comments.

Hoggies NZ Slideshow

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Man, the Myth, the Lamb.

If you don’t already know, New Zealand is THE place for lamb. There are more lamb and sheep in New Zealand than there are people. So naturally, lamb was on our “to do” list and the Dunedin Farmers’ Market, on a Saturday, was the perfect place to begin our search. What we found in the end was more than we could have hoped for; the man, the myth, and the lamb. 
The man – it was at the Farmers’ Market that we stumbled upon Rob Ottrey. Rob is the Sales and Marketing Manager for a lamb farming company known as Cardrona Merino ( We, of course, bought lamb from him. Long story short, Rob then agreed to stop by our flat later that day to help us prepare and roast the lamb - the traditional New Zealand way!
The myth – According to a number of people we met at the Farmers’ Market, and in other areas of Dunedin, Rob is the lamb guy. His lamb is slow-grown and therefore much more tender, lean, and better tasting than other New Zealand lamb. He also told us that when British royals visit New Zealand, they always ask for “Rob’s lamb.” 
The lamb – At around two in the afternoon Rob surprised us by showing up in our yard with a bag of supplies and a roasting pan. He then took-over our kitchen and showed us how to prepare and create what would be some of the best lamb any of us have ever had. The final product can easily be described as legendary. That evening was one to remember, filled with great food, wonderful friends, fantastic conversation, and the most exquisite New Zealand lamb ever. Thanks Rob!
-Arianna A.


The Dinner 

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